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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Miss Charlee, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. Miss Charlee

    Miss Charlee New Egg

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    Hi there!

    I'm Charlee, an Idaho farm girl who has a fondness for critters, real home grown food, and self sustainability. I am currently working on a blog that will be live by January 1, 2016 called Barnyard Bounty (barnyardbounty.com). I am a rancher's daughter and the granddaughter of three generations of dairy farmers. My husband and I live on a small farm in a rural town in Idaho and raise goats, chickens, beef cattle, and soon - a dairy cow and pigs. We also have a "barn cat" which lives primarily in the house, much to my hubby's dismay and two dogs, a bull mastiff (he's an old guy at 12), Gunner and an Australian Shepherd/Border Collie, Yoakum, who works very hard at herding everything from the chickens to the grand kids.

    I currently have 23 chickens, 22 of which are hens and one, big, beautiful and very self confident rooster. Ironically, he was the runt. But what man wouldn't have confidence if he had a harem of 22 women? We have four breeds that include Red Sagitta, Golden Sexlinks, Buff Orpingtons and Black Australorp (our rooster is of this breed). They are truly free range chickens, are friendly and give us a continual source of entertainment.

    I have often read the forums on BYC and found many of the questions and much of the advice very helpful. I look forward to sharing my experiences as well as learning even more from this site and making new acquaintances an friends!

    Smiles,
    Miss Charlee :0)
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Charlee and a warm welcome to BYC - great to have you onboard. You seem to have quite a menagerie - great stuff!

    Ct
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    [​IMG] One rooster among 22 hens? I bet he is one happy fellow!
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] glad you have joined us.

    You have quite a mix of animals and chickens to tend.
     
  5. UlmerChickens

    UlmerChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC,
    You've come to the right place.
    If you have any specific questions be sure to ask because that is what BYC is all about.
    Since you are new here be sure to check out the learning center, They have loads of information that I am sure you'll enjoy.
    Good Luck!
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hi Charlee, very nice to meet you. Hope you enjoy Backyard chickens as much as we do. Having a 12 yr. Bull Mastiff is quite an achievement. He is certainly thriving under your care.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, Miss Charlee. Glad you decided to join our flock. Being from NW Montana were practically neighbors. :eek:) X2 on UlmerChickens; if you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  8. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Charlee! [​IMG] Sounds like you have yourself a lovely bunch of animals!!
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC & Merry Christmas! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  10. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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